New! Easy Front-Line Staff Training Tool-Kit for Section GG

Is your team up to speed on GG coding for PDPM?

Under PDPM, Section GG significantly impacts Medicare reimbursement. Section GG replaces the Section G ADL score coding as the function measure under the new payment model. Accurate GG coding requires strong interdisciplinary team communication, data analysis and decision-making processes to determine resident “usual performance” for valid coding.

Proactive developed a user-friendly Section GG Staff Development Tool-Kit to guide facilities in applying RAI guidelines for proper functional assessment and GG coding. The toolkit addresses revisions and additions to Section GG effective with the PDPM implementation October 1, 2019, and targets front line staff training needs with SNF resident video case studies to develop expertise in assessing function using real-life scenarios.

This toolkit makes quality staff development for GG coding accuracy fast, easy and demonstrates your commitment to assessing competency for compliance in this potentially high-risk reimbursement area under PDPM.

Use the easy-to-follow instructor lead tool-kit for your facility in services to practice identifying and documenting the accurate level of assistance for GG coding using actual patient video scenarios, follow the step by step guide to measure staff coding competency. Training recommended for CNAs, Nursing staff, Therapy Staff and others engaged in functional assessment of resident performance during the look back period.

Section GG Staff Development Tool-Kit Contains:

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Training Tools:
    • Lesson Plans and Instructor Guide
    • PowerPoint Slides with speaker notes
    • 15 Case Study Videos
    • Training Activity Worksheets
    • 5 Extra practice case study videos
    • Post-Test and Answer Keys
  • Other GG Coding Resources:
    • GG 3-Day Documentation Form
    • Additional GG Coding Examples for each Self-Care item with rationale
    • Section GG Coding Observation Audit Tool
    • GG Documentation Audit Tool
    • GG -SNF QRP Impact Guide

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Need help preparing for PDPM?

Proactive offers a partnership plan to guide a successful transition. Our training, tools, and clinical reimbursement experts ensure you’re ready with monthly work days and step by step guidance from a Proactive consultant. Contact us for more information on our budget friendly flat- rate partnerships billed in easy installment payments.

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While the GG Toolkit covers the needs of those measuring and documenting function in support of Section GG, the Section GG on-demand webinar is recommended for MDS and nurse leaders with MDS coding responsibilities. Click here to visit our shop.

Blog by Amie Martin, OTR/L, CHC, RAC-CT, VDT-CT, President, Proactive Medical Review

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